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BPF calls for calm over Green Belt uproar


Businesses working in Bradford’s property sector have called for calm over the recent conclusion that green belt land would need to be released in the District for future development. Bradford Property Forum, a network and lobbying group of businesses connected to the Chamber of Commerce, has said that, if Bradford’s economic growth and prosperity is to be secured in years

Written on October 3, 2016Mike Cartwright
Published in Local News, News, Residential

Economic Briefing with YBS, 6 Sep


Bradford Property Forum & Professionals’ Network Annual Economic Briefing with Yorkshire Building Society Tues 6 September;  7.30 – 9am @ YBS, Rooley Lane, Bradford BD5 8LJ This annual event hosted by ‘the Yorkshire’ and open to members of BPF & BPN will hear from YBS Chief Economist Andrew McPhillips on the state of the region’s economy.  The event will also

Written on August 11, 2016Mike Cartwright
Published in Events, News

Keighley to get waste-to-energy plant

Waste-to-energy article

A new £135 million waste-to-energy plant in Keighley has been given the go-ahead. Preparatory work is due to start shortly, and the scheme will create up to 500 jobs during its building and operation.  A former gasworks site at Marley is ear-marked for the project, and a consultation session takes place at Keighley Civic Centre, 3-7pm, 27 July. Two plants

Written on July 22, 2016Mike Cartwright
Published in Commercial, Local News, News

Heritage group calls for ‘resi’ mill conversions


Historic England has called for four of Bradford’s former mills to be converted into residential use. The heritage group has produced a report saying developers, mill owners and public bodies liaise to maximise these and other buildings. Bradford Property Forum has long called for derelict and disused buildings to be reviewed for potential usage, but notes the likely cost implications

Written on July 13, 2016Mike Cartwright
Published in News, Residential

Construction industry levy to be reformed


The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to consult the industry on how the CITB levy should be redesigned to work alongside the apprenticeship levy. This will happen in 2017, followed by the apprenticeship levy’s introduction in April and a reformed CITB levy in 2018. The CITB will seek views from employers about how it can best meet their needs,

Written on June 27, 2016Mike Cartwright
Published in National News, News